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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
stories today. now california congressman darrell issa who oversees d.c. affairs is asking the district and federal national capital planning commission to help decidetaller buildings could be constructed in the city. at a surprise birthday party wednesday for mayor gray, the head of the council's revenue committee, welcomed the new year's long study but with caution. >> what i want to avoid is a crystal city, where you have the monolithic buildings. >> reporter: he suggested new york avenue could be away from neighborhoods. some citizens in the district worry the iconic skyline would be changed by the higher builds. they stress that residential neighborhoods and the city's extensive monumental core would be protected from larger buildings that could change the character of the city. >> if you built a 20-story building, which is going to impact the air, light, things of that nature, would that have a detrimental effect on your quality of life and hence you wouldn't build it. st. elizabeth's, people talk about it all the time. if people do not support the idea, i wouldn't support it eith
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
difficult. >> but a study found a broader effect. they examined similar policies in california and texas. the researchers predict maryland's high school dropout rate will decline 4% to 5%. and that's not all. >> being in college means they're less likely to be in criminal activities, less likely to get pregnant, a whole range of risky behaviors for teenagers are lower for people in hicolle. >> it will offset the initial higher government subsidies. an educated community will lead to better citizens who vote and volunteer. but what about the concern that undocumented immigrants take the limited spaces of legal citizens at universities. >> even the provisions of the act, that they have to attend community college for the first two years, we don't think that that's likely to happen. >> the overwhelmingly positive findings encourage those who otherwise could not afford to study here. >> i was actually talking to my mom. we made the decision that i was going to go back home and study there. >> now, this study also looked at the long-term effects and predicts a benefit of highly educated peopl
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with a shooting at the university of southern california. it happened about 11:30 last night outside a halloween party on campus. los angeles police say two men got into an argument, one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting. four people were hit by bullets. as school was put on lockdown overnight, classes did resume normally today. no students were involved in the shooting. >>> sandy's impact is leaving thousands of people waiting tonight for power, for trains, planes, and now for gas. and just outside new york city, in moonachi, new jersey, homeowners are taking a hit in the aftermath. people are trying to fuel up. jim? >> reporter: doreen, food, water, shelter, and gas, as you mentioned. basic necessities. now so hard to come for by so many. this station is still boarded up because it has no power. suddenly people are having to devote hours in pursuit of a fillup. it's a lonely job these days for manager muhammad edris. in his darkened fort lee luck oil station. >> no, we don't have gas. >> reporter: open for business, but with no juice, it's no go at the pumps. >> we have no gas, not
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